New Substitute's Page
Need More Help?
Phone: 716-816-3515 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|How to Become A Substitute Teacher
Forms & Documents for New Hires
All candidates for teaching in the Buffalo City School District must complete the employment application process. This procedure includes the completion of all forms required by the School District, State and Federal Government Agencies.
The employment procedure is completed after you have passed your personal interview and have been invited via email to participate in a new Substitute Teacher orientation.
Forms & Documents
All of the documents listed below will have be printed and completely filled out. These documents will be turned in during the new substitute teacher orientation for processing.
To print the required forms click on the links below, complete them in their entirety (except for signatures that require a notary/commissioner of deeds) and bring them with you to the new Substitute Teacher orientation.
Police Check Clearance
In addition to the above forms, a police record check clearance must be obtained for first time substitutes, retirees and for anyone with a break in service of more than 30 days. This process requires the candidate to go to Buffalo Police Headquarters at 74 Franklin Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with identification and $10.00 processing fee (cash only, exact change), fill out the form requesting the police record check and submit the results to the Department of Human Resources during the new Substitute Teacher orientation/employment processing.
for a map to Buffalo Police Headquarters.
Candidates must also be electronically fingerprinted. Click on the link below for fingerprinting instructions.
for fingerprinting instructions
All substitute teachers must comply with New York State Law requirements for a criminal check and fingerprinting.
In addition, Substitute Teacher candidates must submit the documents in box below to complete the employment process.
Failure to complete any of the required parts of the application process may make the Substitute Teacher candidate ineligible for employment.